Para-Kin Gifts

Cynthia Field's article on Para-kin describes what the terms can bring to the family and community. link: southkingstown.patch.com/articles/on-love...

Debra L. Chernick, Esq. was recently featured in an article by  the RI Bar Association about the origin and usage of the para-kin terminology.  Below is an excerpt from the Rhode Island Bar Journal Source: Rhode Island Bar Association Volume 59. Number 4. January/February 2011 |   Download Excerpt page 39 here Attorney Debra L. Chernick sat in a local hospital emergency room, anxiously trying to finish the formality of intake...

It has Nothing to do with an Office!

There are certain family members who would never miss any family event, be it Thanksgiving, special birthday celebration , Sunday Bar-B-Q or G-d forbid funeral.This is my cousin.  Since a family is constantly expanding  and there are always new faces at each event, my cousin always has to introduce his other half as his partner.  His partner.          His business partner?       No his loving life partner with whom he has...

Does this sound like you?

... so there I was tonight.. at an opening for a local art gallery. The female manager, in her late thirties,  comes over and says, "I hear you are working on a new term.. something called Para-Kin." I acknowledge this and she says.. "Well, I have been with my partner for 15 years and I think its crazy to introduce him as my boyfriend but I respect those couples who have turned to a more traditional marriage so I don't want to call him my...

Why Me?

WHO IS THIS WEB SITE FOR? Men and women who are in serious, committed relationships with a domestic partner, spousal equivalent, significant other, or same-sex union, where the "traditional marriage" between the couple is not their option.  These loving relationships may or may not include children from a previous union. To be called one's "Para-wife" or "Para-hubby" is a loving alternative to the more traditional designations of the...

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